Greg Lederer member and founder of Lederer Weston Craig PLC was recently presented with the Richard S. Arnold Award by the judges of the 8th Circuit at the recent 8th Circuit Judicial Conference held in Rogers Arkansas.
The award is named in honor of Judge Arnold, a former Chief Judge of the Eighth Circuit, who led a distinguished career that included graduating first in his class at Yale University and Harvard Law School. Judge Arnold served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice William Brennan before entering private practice and then serving as a judge for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals for more than twenty years.
The Arnold award winners are chosen by the district judges in each of the Eighth Circuit’s districts based on the following criteria for which Chief Judge Arnold was known: 1) the person has achieved professional excellence in his or her field; 2) the person has been a leader in his or her legal community as reflected in the leadership positions the nominee has held in bar associations and other professional organizations; 3) the person has contributed significant work toward the delivery of volunteer legal services to underserved members of the community; 4) the person has been honored by his or her peers; and 5) the person has served as a mentor or role model for less-experienced lawyers or students interested in law
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